(n.) = pageant ; procession ; parade. Ex: The reader is like her: he sits watching the diverse pageant of human thought and human feeling passing across the gleaming mirror of literature. Ex: That passage contains an alliterative procession of half-rhymed words and too many commas. Ex: These include: matching characters with nursery rhymes; quizzes; colouring and cutting out; treasure hunts; fancy dress parades; making words of jumbled letters; and a pets' parade. ---- * desfile de caballos = cavalcade. * desfile de modas = fashion show ; catwalk show. * desfile de modelos = designer ramp show ; fashion show ; catwalk show. * desfile militar = military tattoo ; military parade. * desfile motorizado = cavalcade. * plaza de desfiles = parade ground. * relativo al desfile militar = marching. (v.) = parade. Ex: A boy was paraded naked with "I am thief" written on his stomach and back for allegedly stealing a dress from a boutique where he worked. ---- * hacer desfilar = parade.